Tackling Food Insecurity at the Urban Level

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva urged cities around the world to redouble efforts to turn global commitments on food security, nutrition, and climate change, into local realities. At a time of rapid urbanization, cities are becoming increasingly important agents of change including on policies and action aimed at providing access to healthy diets for all. Today, about 55 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68 percent by 2050. Meanwhile some 80 percent of all food produced is consumed in urban areas. “To implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the political commitment of global leaders is not enough. We also need the full engagement of local authorities,” he said. “After all, it is at the local level where people live, where people eat, use water or dispose their garbage.” Follow this link to learn more. Sourced from: Morning Ag Clips